Phrase to know: “Impossibly Gigantic Urban Apartment syndrome”

Nona Willis Aronowitz offers a fantastic label for a common television problem:

“Impossibly Gigantic Urban Apartment syndrome”

“Friends” was the worst offender — that bit about Monica’s grandmother owning the place was too convenient. “Glee” now suffers from the same thing. There’s no way Rachel and Kurt could afford that warehouse they live in. I don’t care how suspect the neighborhood is.

“Seinfeld,” however, deserves credit for putting Jerry in a reasonable home.